James specialises in helping leaders and organisations develop creatively through inquiry, dialogue and movement. He is curious about how individuals and organisations break out of unproductive and unhelpful patterns of relating. He is passionate about what we learn when we more fully engage with the arts and culture as an essential aspect of work and business.
Clients include Marks and Spencer, L’Oreal, White Stuff, The London Fire Brigade, The UK Home Office, Imperial College, Hackney Borough and Brighton & Hove City Councils as well as many international cultural organisations. He ran the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Innovative Leadership programme for 8 years, creating a unique profit-making masters level development programme and creative sandbox for new organisation and leadership thinking.
He is a qualified workplace mediator and assessor of vocational and apprenticeship qualifications.
A former governor of two inner city primary schools, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.